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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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Starting at just 2.877 lbs, the new X1 Carbon is the lightest 14" Ultrabook on the planet. And at just 0.70" thin, it's the thinnest ThinkPad ever. The new X1 Carbon now features Samsung PCIe SSD... More
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by Lenovo have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

The worst display resolution across similar types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this age and type. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2.5h and the longest is 24h. With a battery life of 10.9 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the longer battery lifes amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have between two and eight battery cells, including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon which has eight battery cells.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Light

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the lighter similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that was launched more than a year ago is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have battery recharge times of between 2h and 23h. With a battery recharge time of only 2.5 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the shorter battery recharge times amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Narrow

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have widths of between 28mm and 430mm. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite narrow (only 331 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other laptops of this spec and age that we have assessed, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon's maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 14GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average speaker power of laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1.7W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Average Internal Memory

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Average Screen Size

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Specification

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Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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